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24 Hour Comic 2007

It's that time of year again.  Cartoonists all over the world take a deep breath, stock up on their caffeine of choice and prepare to chain themselves to their desks to participate with their comrades in pencils and attempt the comic artist marathon...the 24 hour comic challenge.

The goal is simple and straightforward... write and draw...without any preplanned, a 24 page comic book in 24 hours.  It's grueling, intoxicating, fun, terrifying, inspiring, exposing and something every artist should attempt.  It's a wonderful "brain vomit."  Scott McCloud mentioned to me it's a terrifying exercise because you literally can draw faster than you think and you have no idea really what muck that is floating about in your brain is going to find its way on paper.  It can be the cheapest, fastest therapy in the world.

It's also wonderfully validating...to see just what you can actually produce in such a short amount of time.  It makes you value every minute...every second is precious and shows you just what you are capable of.  It makes you stop procrastinating, it makes you assess all the projects you've let languish for "lack of time," and reevaluate your approach to getting things done.  It fires you up and gets you excited about all your other projects.

...and then you go home and sleep for a day and a half.

Wish me luck!

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new_iconoclast
Oct. 19th, 2007 07:08 pm (UTC)
GO JETT GO!

I always love to read what you come up with during this thing.
firynze
Oct. 19th, 2007 07:14 pm (UTC)
Good luck!

I have to say that this: It makes you stop procrastinating, it makes you assess all the projects you've let languish for "lack of time," and reevaluate your approach to getting things done. It fires you up and gets you excited about all your other projects.

is something I'm in desperate need of. I have so many projects in my head, and I never get started on them...
pheonix_jade
Oct. 19th, 2007 07:21 pm (UTC)
Good luck. I'd do it also, but somehow I'm not sure my employere would appreciate it.
buddygirl10
Oct. 19th, 2007 07:45 pm (UTC)
not that you'll need it
Luckity-luckity luck! luck! luck!
mitchy
Oct. 19th, 2007 08:19 pm (UTC)
Yayyy!! Good luck! :)
tiwonge
Oct. 19th, 2007 08:59 pm (UTC)
Good luck! I enjoyed the last two; I'm looking forward to seeing this one.
clymerchick
Oct. 19th, 2007 09:22 pm (UTC)
It's at Night Flight again? I thought you'd said it was going to be someplace else...

May creativity flow freely, and your hands not cramp. ;)
jatg
Oct. 19th, 2007 09:47 pm (UTC)
Different store...not the one at Library Square.
rustingwillpowr
Oct. 20th, 2007 01:02 am (UTC)
Yay! Good luck!

Oh, and that's an awesome "ad"!
mortuus
Oct. 20th, 2007 01:26 am (UTC)
Good luck! And have fun!
olly_q
Oct. 20th, 2007 02:20 am (UTC)
Long time reader, some times poster
Great flyer there Jett!

Good luck with the challenge! I'm looking forward to reading it mademoiselle!
cheers!
cynnyr
Oct. 20th, 2007 05:40 am (UTC)
Good luck!
redsbird
Oct. 20th, 2007 03:47 pm (UTC)
Best of luck to you, Jett! I look forward to what comes out of this venture.
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